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Prophecies of Joseph Smith and their Fulfillment
|Title||Prophecies of Joseph Smith and their Fulfillment|
|Year of Publication||1920|
|Authors||Morris, Nephi Lowell|
|Number of Pages||198|
|Publisher||Deseret Book Company|
|City||Salt Lake City|
|Keywords||Early Church History; Nineteenth-Century American History; Nineteenth-Century World History; Prophecy; Prophet; Smith, Joseph, Jr.|
Time is the supreme test of a prophecy. He who undertakes to foretell events must know that Time in its merciless pursuit will find him out. Of all the pretenses of the false prophet, prophesying is the most hazardous. Religious impostors often display qualities of leadership in controlling the affairs of their followers. The more modest their pretenses, however, the more likely are they to escape detection and exposure. But when spiritual leaders assume to exercise the exalted function of prophecy, and have the courage to publish their prophecies, they place their reputations before the bar of the world, and as the weight of Time presses out the vintage of the centuries they must sink to a deserving oblivion or be exalted to a place in the skies. Time is a foe of Fraud, but the never-failing friend of Truth.
Now that the claims of Joseph Smith as prophet have been set up before the world for a century, it is proper that the verdict of Time should be ascertained. To disclose these findings, this small volume is given out.
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